Devil’s Claw Root Powder
Tubers, leaves, flowers, and other plant parts have been used for medical purposes since long before the production of modern medicine. These natural remedies can reduce symptoms of a variety of acute and chronic conditions, improve mood, settle the stomach, and far more. Devil’s Claw Root (Harpagophytum procumbens), which we offer in powder form, has been used in health and wellness circles for centuries. It’s native to Southern Africa, but a German farmer grew interested in the root. He exported it, and it eventually grew in popularity throughout the western world in natural health and wellness circles. Clinically it has proven to be a powerful anti-inflammatory. Additionally, there is anecdotal evidence of other benefits.
Features of Devil’s Claw Root
Devil’s claw root powder (Harpagophytum procumbens) is a safe, legal supplement that has clinical and anecdotal evidence of enhancing health and wellness. Its use as an anti-inflammatory aid has increased significantly in recent years. It has also been touted as helping cardiovascular health along with several others.
Use of Devil’s Claw Root as Anti-Inflammatory
Swelling from illness or injury causes pain; this is why we reach for popular anti-inflammatories after a workout and are prescribed them after a trip to the emergency room. Clinical trials in adults experiencing pain from inflammation show decreased not only pain but also improved flexibility. Especially promising are studies showing marked improvement in rats with chronic arthritis.
Devil’s claw root powder (Harpagophytum procumbens) is an excellent natural remedy for stomach-related problems. Let’s face it, gastrointestinal discomfort and symptoms can ruin a day, so having a natural way to get your GI tract calm is excellent. Regular use helps users become more frequent (whether suffering from constipation, diarrhea, or a mix). It also regulates and appetite and can alleviate issues related to gas.
Devil’s claw root powder may be a good supplement to aid in heart health over time. Studies in rats explore whether or not the devil’s claw root powder helps cardiovascular health. It regulates heart rate and prevents arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat).
While there is no clinical data, historical and anecdotal evidence shows that devil’s claw root is helpful in wound treatment.
Benefits of Devil’s Claw Root
Inflammation in the body should be avoided when possible. It causes pain and is a contributor to dangerous diseases, “including rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and even Alzheimer’s.”
A lifestyle that reduces inflammation is a great first step, but supplements like our devil’s claw root powder can also help. Starting a regimen that is mindful of inflammation early, before illness develops, can result in a healthier future. That said, an appropriate dose of devil’s claw root powder when injured or ill, for example, with a headache and fever, is also a great alternative to lab-produced medications.
Beyond its uses as an anti-inflammatory supplement, Devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) also assists in one of the most complained about symptoms in human history: stomach upset. Whether chronic or acute, the issue itself or caused by other conditions like anxiety, taking devil’s claw root powder regularly benefits many. It regulates the digestive system, lessening episodes of constipation and diarrhea while building regularity. It decreases flatulence and pain from gas.
Those who need to gain or lose weight use the supplement to regulate their appetite.
History of Devil’s Claw Root Powder
Devil’s claw root (Harpagophytum procumbens) is indigenous to the Kalihari Desert and Namibia. It is important to those living in its local area as a digestive tonic, anti-inflammatory, and healing agent. A German soldier settled in the area and became familiar with the herb. He exported it, and it quickly gained popularity in mainland Europe, Britain, and Canada.
In recent decades it has been studied thanks to its proven anti-inflammatory properties and other anecdotal benefits.
Helps with digestive issues
Lower back pain
Loss of appetite
Origin: South Africa
Ingredients: Wild harvested Devil’s Claw Root
Parts Used: Roots
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2-1 tbs of dried powder in 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.
Capsules: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day with water or favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE! Legal Information: The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Powdered (2oz), Capsule (s) 60 Vegicaps